maj and maltby designs

Book of Cookery

20 GBP / In stock.
On the one hand you have the gloriously heightened and stage manage food photography of those lavish cookbooks of the 1940s to the 70s. On the other, you have the distressed, chaotic and battle-weary cookbook that Michelle Abadie has been compiling, amending and spilling things on since its inception in 1993.

BOOK OF COOKERY compares the dubiously perfect, choreographed and fanciful commercial cookery books with the hap-hazard messy truth of Ms Abadie’s organic document.

The graphic scars left by the removal of glued magazine recipes and the blobs and smears of unidentified substances create a pallette of colours and textures that provides an excellent companion for its glossy professional counterpart.
First copy produced 2016
Pages: 48pp, 4 colour
Paper: 140gsm, matt double sided
Format: Hard cover, dust jacket, hand saddle stitched, laser printed
Size: 148.5 mm x 205mm (approx.)
Edition: each book is numbered
Please email HERE if you would like to see a pdf
of some of the pages before buying.
All books are compiled and individually hand made by Michelle Abadie on request. Each book is unique.